Personal Trainer Pride Month LGBT

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If you are a member of the LGBT community, you can save 15% percent with your personal trainer.   15% off with coupon code:  LGBT PRIDE   You can use the coupon on personal training, the Starter Pack, and/or our Pride Powerlifting Seminar.  Sand & Steel is celebrating Pride Month for our Gay and Lesbian clients.  Having a gym and a personal trainer that accepts you for who you are is important to making improvements. This article highlights some of our gay and lesbian clients plus some of our coaches who are part of our LGBT community.

Pride Month Personal Training for the LGBT Community

Sand & Steel Proudly Supports the LGBT Community.  We employ gay and lesbian coaches.   We offer customized personal training programs.  So whether you are trying to look good on the soccer field, at Freddie’s or Cobolt, or just for yourself, we will build an optimized program for you.

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At Sand and Steel Fitness we have trained hundreds of people with different body compositions, injuries, and various occupations.

    • Rounded shoulders and upper back – Pushing the shoulders and chest in a tight compromised position causing strain on the thoracic spine.
    • Anterior Pelvic Tilt – Tight quadriceps, weak hamstrings, and lack of transverse abdominis strength places the pelvic bone in a forward tilt stressing the lower back.
    • Pronation Distortion Syndrome – Feet muscles are unable to hold arch and collapse in causing knees to migrate inward and increase stress on knee joints such as the ACL and MCL
    • Lateral Pelvic Shift – Range of motion in the joints on side of the body is reduced causing muscle imbalances on both sides of the body all the way from the ankles to the shoulders.
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome – Shoulder is in an internally rotated position placing stress on the muscles surrounding the humerus and can lead to pinching of shoulder nerves.

Get Started During Pride Month

Join the Sand & Steel Family during Pride Month and save 15% on your first training pack.  LGBT PRIDE

Personal Trainer Pride Month LGBT“I chose Sand & Steel because of their judgment free athmosphere. With Sand & Steel I got a completely custom program written and coached by the owners. I’ve lost over 50 pounds at Sand & Steel. Well worth the investment.

I’ve checked out all the personal training studios in Old Town Alexandria. I looked at Orange Theory, Crunch, Fitness Together, Planet Fitness, etc. At Crunch, I got the typical used car salesman approach. As for Fitness Together, I tried going there twice. They broke both appointment times… apparently there was supposed to be a manager, but he wasn’t available. Orange Theory felt like a complete marketing scam — high pressure sales. Overly bulilt sales trying to push his “theory” down my throat. What I saw was a lot of very overweight people working out under the glaring eyes of a perfect built body instructor. “Instagram coaches” that look nice, but don’t have the coaching experience I am looking for.”

Tom L.


Personal Trainer Pride Month LGBT“Sand & Steel is open to people of all sexual orientation.  My wife and I, have been customers for years, and every single trainer has treated us with respect.   If you are considering Sand & Steel versus a gym like LA Fitness, let me break it down for you.  It’s basically comparing someone that has taken a weekend course about how to be a personal trainer versus working with a professional.  I’ve watched many personal trainers at LA Fitness and they seem to apply a “one-size-fits-all” program to their clients. At Sand & Steel, you get a professionally scaled program, built for you.

I may be 40 years old, but thanks to Sand & Steel I am in the best shape of my life.”

Sara F.

Personal Trainer Pride Month LGBT “I go to Sand and Steel so my clothes look good, and so everything fits like it should. Since come to Sand & Steel, I started learning to look more myself versus comparing myself to others. Sand & Steel is all about individual improvement — it’s the opposite of a meat market.

You might not have enough strength to start weight lifting when you begin your transformation at Sand & Steel, but you will gain it through your workouts.
And for the lesbians, if you like lifting heavy, this is the gym to choose. Sand & Steel specializes in Power Lifting, Olympic Lifting, and Kettlebells.

Sand & Steel vs. Vida
No Pressure to impress anyone. It’s like belonging to a community vs visiting a meat locker. When I was in my 20s I used to be hit up Micky D’s, workout, and repeat. Now in my 40s, I appreciate the individual attention to nutrition coaching. In Vida, the emphasis is like, “Are those Nanos from 2017?” Sand & Steel is like, “Real lifters don’t even wear shoes.”

Jesus C.

Celebrating Getting Strong During Pride Month

Sand & Steel is hosting our Pride Power Lifting Workshop on June 16.  It’s a great way to learn the basics of the squat, deadlift, and press.  If you aren’t a client yet, you can also check out our Starter Pack, which is our best new client package.

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“There are eight fundamental movement patterns that are necessary for day to day function: the squat, lunge, hinge, twist, flexion, extension, push, and pull.  Whether your 55 or 85, these patterns do not change.  And it is through building your ability to correctly execute these patterns that I am going to help you move better and feel younger.”

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Paul Roberts

Biomedical Engineer, JHU

  1. Biomedical Engineer: Johns Hopkins University
  2. RKC Russian Kettlebell Club: Strength & Conditioning
  3. FMS Level II: Functional Movement Screen
  4. 3DMAPS: 3 Dimensional Movements Analysis and Performance System
  5. Muscle Energy Techniques: Rehabilitation and Mobility
  6. Mobility|WOD Movement and Mobility Specialist: Movement and Mechanics
  7. Rock Tape FMT Blades: Gua Sha and Scraping to Alleviate Pain and Improve Mobility
  8. Y-Balance: Examination of Movement Patterns and Imbalances
  9. TRX Suspension Training: Core and Bodyweight
  10. CrossFit Level 1: Weight loss and Metabolic Training
  11. CrossFit Powerlifting: Strength Training
  12. CrossFit Gymnastics: Bodyweight and Mobility
  13. CrossFit Scaling Course: Progressions and Regressions for Weight Lifting
  14. CrossFit Lesson Planning: Effective Techniques for Structuring Workouts
  15. CrossFit Pose Running: How to Spot Faults in Running Technique
  16. CrossFit Spot the Flaw: How to Spot Faults in Gymnastics and Weight Lifting Technique
  17. Precision Nutrition: Nutrition Coaching
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The Bottom Line is this… our clients come in all shapes and sizes.  You are never too out-of-shape, too injured, or too late to start working out at Sand & Steel.  Regardless of where you are starting from, you will find a community of support here.  We will build a custom program to you help move better.  And we’ll be with you every step of the way.

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Paul Roberts: Personal Training, Mobility, Yoga, Nutrition

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BioMedical Engineering - Johns Hopkins University.
Juris Doctorate - Rutgers.
Yoga, M|WOD, CrossFit Level II, 3DMAPS, FMT, FMSII, YBT, RKC, TRX, PN.

Paul has trained over 3000 clients and more than a 100 personal trainers over his 10 years as a mobility and strength coach.  He emphasizes safety and corrective exercises in all programming (strength, weight loss, conditioning, etc.)  His practice focuses on improving flawed movement patterns to prevent injury and improve skeletal-muscular function.  Paul employs a balanced approach in training utilizing his training Yoga, CrossFit, Powerlifting, and Movement Courses to systematically strengthen weakened muscles and mobilize joints and muscle tissue.  Move Better ... Train Better.

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